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Oscar Wilde
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How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being. Oscar Wilde
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Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde
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No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde
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To be natural is such a very difficult pose to keep up. Oscar Wilde
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My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality. Oscar Wilde
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How does one cure the soul? Through the senses Oscar Wilde
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After playing Chopin, I feel as if I had been weeping over sins that I had never committed, and mourning over tragedies that were not my own. Music always seems to me to produce that effect. It creates for one a past of which one has been ignorant, and fills one with a sense of sorrows that have been hidden from one's tears. Oscar Wilde
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If you are going to tell people the truth, you had better make them laugh or they will kill you. Oscar Wilde
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Do you smoke? Well, yes, I must admit I smoke. I'm glad to hear of it. A man should always have an occupation of some kind. Oscar Wilde
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It was not intended as a compliment. It was a confession. Now that I have made it, something seems to have gone out of me. Perhaps one should never put one's worship into words. Oscar Wilde
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I had buried my romance in a bed of asphodel. Oscar Wilde
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When a man is old enough to do wrong he should be old enough to do right also. Oscar Wilde
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The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. Oscar Wilde
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I feel that if I kept it secret it might grow in my mind (as poisonous things grow in the dark) and take its place with the other terrible thoughts that gnaw me Oscar Wilde
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Foxhunting... the unspeakable pursuing the inedible. Oscar Wilde
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We have been able to have fine poetry in England because the public do not read it, and consequently do not influence it. The public like to insult poets because they are individual, but once they have insulted them, they leave them alone. Oscar Wilde
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You are young. No hungry generations tread you down. The past does not mock you with the ruins of a beauty the secret of whose creation you have lost Oscar Wilde
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There are moments when art attains almost to the dignity of manual labor. Oscar Wilde
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There are three kinds of despots. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the body. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul. There is the despot who tyrannizes over the soul and body alike. The first is called the Prince. The second is called the Pope. The third is called the People. Oscar Wilde
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The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art. Oscar Wilde
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Only mediocrities progress. An artist revolves in a cycle of masterpieces, the first of which is no less perfect than the last. Oscar Wilde
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Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly Oscar Wilde
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There is no mode of action, no form of emotion, that we do not share with the lower animals. It is only by language that we rise above them... Oscar Wilde
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How strange a thing this is! The Priest telleth me that the Soul is worth all the gold in the world, and the merchants say that it is not worth a clipped piece of silver. Oscar Wilde
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Popularity is the crown of laurel which the world puts on bad art. Whatever is popular is wrong. Oscar Wilde
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We quaff the cup of life with eager haste without draining it, instead of which it only overflows the brim - objects press around us, filling the mind with the throng of desires that wait upon them, so that we have no room for the thoughts of death. Oscar Wilde
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It is only through Art and through Art only that we can realize our perfection; Through Art and art only that we can shield ourselves from the sordid perils of actual existence. Oscar Wilde
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I wrote when I did not know life; now that I do know the meaning of life, I have no more to write. Life cannot be written; life can only be lived. Oscar Wilde
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The more we study Art, the less we care for Nature. What Art really reveals to us is Nature's lack of design, her curious crudities, her extraordinary monotony, her absolutely unfinished condition. Oscar Wilde
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Good intentions are invariably ungrammatical. Oscar Wilde
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Give me the luxuries and I can dispense with the necessities. Oscar Wilde
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Genius is born-not paid Oscar Wilde
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A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight. Oscar Wilde
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No artist has ethical sympathies. An ethical sympathy in an artist is an unpardonable mannerism of style. Oscar Wilde
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The best one can say of modern creative art is that it is just a little less vulgar than reality. Oscar Wilde
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Life is a great disappointment. Oscar Wilde
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Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilization. Oscar Wilde
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It is always with the best intentions that the worst work is done. Oscar Wilde
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Missionaries are going to reform the world whether it wants to or not. Oscar Wilde
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In a temple everything should be serious except the thing that is being worshiped. Oscar Wilde
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People sometimes inquire what form of government is most suitable for an artist to live under. To this question there is only one answer. The form of government that is most suitable to the artist is no government at all. Oscar Wilde
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Freedom, individualism and being yourself so long as you don't hurt another's physical person or property: The true artist is a man who believes absolutely in himself, because he is absolutely himself. Oscar Wilde
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The history of women is the history of the worst form of tyranny the world has ever known. The tyranny of the weak over the strong. It is the only tyranny that lasts. Oscar Wilde
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It is a very dangerous thing to know one's friends. Oscar Wilde
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It is a much cleverer thing to talk nonsense than to listen to it. Oscar Wilde
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Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit. Oscar Wilde
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Well, I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement, if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life. Oscar Wilde
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The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless. Oscar Wilde
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The only thing I cannot resist is temptation. Oscar Wilde
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That is the mission of art - to make us pause and look at a thing a second time. Oscar Wilde
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I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them. Oscar Wilde
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Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable Oscar Wilde
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Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast. Oscar Wilde
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What do you call a bad man? The sort of man who admires innocence. Oscar Wilde
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I made your sorrow mine also, that you might have help in bearing it. Oscar Wilde
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Love is fed by the imagination, by which we become wiser than we know, better than we feel, nobler than we are: by which we can see life as a whole, by which and by which alone we can understand others in their real and their ideal relation. Only what is fine, and finely conceived can feed love. But anything will feed hate. Oscar Wilde
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A beautiful woman risking everything for a mad passion. A few wild weeks of happiness cut short by a hideous, treacherous crime. Months of voiceless agony, and then a child born in pain. The mother snatched away by death, the boy left to solitude and the tyranny of an old and loveless man. Yes, it was an interesting background. It posed the lad, made him more perfect as it were. Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic. Oscar Wilde
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I love to talk about nothing. It's the only thing I know anything about. Oscar Wilde
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If they know nothing of victory, they are at least spared the knowledge of defeat. Oscar Wilde
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After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, and that is the most horrible thing in the world. Oscar Wilde
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To look wise is quite as good as understanding a thing, and very much easier. Oscar Wilde
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Ordinary people waited till life disclosed to them its secrets, but to the few, to the elect, the mysteries of life were revealed before the veil was drawn away. Sometimes this was the effect of art, and chiefly of the art of literature, which dealt immediately with the passions and the intellect. Oscar Wilde
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Life is too short to be in a hurry. Oscar Wilde
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That very concentration of vision and intensity of purpose which is the characteristic of the artistic temperament is in itself a mode of limitation. To those who are preoccupied with the beauty of form nothing else seems of much importance. Oscar Wilde
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It is a very dangerous thing to know one's friends. Oscar Wilde
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Nothing worth learning can ever be taught Oscar Wilde
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A true artist takes no notice whatever of the public. The public to him are non-existent. Oscar Wilde
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Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement. Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman. When one is in love one always begins by deceiving oneself, and one always ends by deceiving others. This is what the world calls a romance. Oscar Wilde
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The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life's tragedy. Oscar Wilde
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George Moore leads his readers to the latrine and locks them in. Oscar Wilde
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